Our Story

For over 25 years, Agora Financial, a subsidiary of Agora Inc., has been a leading innovator in the financial publishing industry. Not only have our economic forecasts been uncannily accurate, but we’ve consistently beaten the mainstream financial media to the punch.

Agora Financial readers were aware of the housing bubble, the credit bubble, the excesses underlying the Panic of ’08, the pending collapse of Lehman Bros. and the bankruptcy of American Airlines well before they happened — and in many cases, were able to prosper while other investors got blindsided.

Executive publisher Addison Wiggin, a New York Times best-selling author and the driving force behind the critically acclaimed documentary film I.O.U.S.A, and our editorial team continue to challenge traditional publishing outlets by offering irreverent, insightful commentary where others fear to tread.

Agora Financial editors’ consistent ability to stay ahead of the mainstream has earned recognition from dozens of media sources, including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Financial Times and others.

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Located in Historic Mount Vernon, Baltimore, Maryland

Agora Financial’s parent company, Agora Inc., was founded in 1979 and made the move to historic Mount Vernon district of Baltimore in 1994. Throughout the years, founder Bill Bonner and Agora Inc. have received many preservation awards. Today, Agora Inc. occupies eight buildings in the Mount Vernon area, including Agora Financial headquarters at808 St. Paul St.

808 St Paul StreetThe 808 St. Paul St. location was originally built as two separate homes in the 1850s.  Later, the homes were merged, and in the 1920s, the building became the temple of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America. This was the first Grand Lodge of the state of Maryland and served as their headquarters until the 1950s.

After that, 808 became the Midtown Home, a home for aged and infirm patients. A large rear wing was added to house more occupants, but this was damaged in a fire.  During the building’s renovations, the wing was demolished to return the house to its original form.